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Migration as a determinant of marriage pattern: preliminary report on consanguinity among Afghans.
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PMID:  16613618     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two sample populations, one refugee and one resident, were studied. The frequencies of consanguineous marriages came out to be 49.8%and 55.4%, respectively, for the refugees and the residents. Caste endogamy was dominant both in the residents and the refugees. The mean coefficient of inbreeding was calculated to be 0.0303 for the refugee population and 0.0332 for the resident population samples. First cousin marriage was the dominant type of marriage in both samples; father's brother's daughter (FBD) marriage was more frequent among the refugees while mother's brother's daughter(MBD) marriage was more frequent among the residents. Education has no decreasing effect on the incidence of consanguineous marriages. A significant difference in the pattern of marriages in the refugees is observed after the Saur Revolution of 1979.
Abdul Wahab; Mahmud Ahmad; Syed Akram Shah
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of biosocial science     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0021-9320     ISO Abbreviation:  J Biosoc Sci     Publication Date:  2006 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-04-14     Completed Date:  2006-06-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0177346     Medline TA:  J Biosoc Sci     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  315-25     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Zoology, Government Degree College Matta, Swat, NWFP, Pakistan.
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MeSH Terms
Afghanistan / ethnology
Emigration and Immigration* / statistics & numerical data
Marriage / statistics & numerical data*
Population Surveillance / methods
Social Class

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